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DPP's Hsieh challenges Ma to series of debates

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party presidential hopeful Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) challenged his rival Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the main opposition Kuomintang to a series of debates on public policy in an open letter yesterday.
Hsieh said in the letter that they should hold a debate every two weeks or every month on national policy and issues related to the public.
He sent Lee Ying-yuan (李應元), his executive campaign manager, to the KMT headquarters to deliver the letter.
Hsieh has sought an open debate with Ma on the issue of Taiwan's application for U.N. membership since October, but the details of the debate have not been thrashed out. He has therefore taken the initiative to write the letter to speed up the process.
Yeh Chu-lan (葉菊蘭), one of Hsieh's campaign managers and currently the secretary-general of the Presidential Office, also urged Ma to
engage in debates with Hsieh on public policy as soon as possible as there are only 88 days left until the March 22 presidential election.